comscore More than 20 people rescued off Leeward Oahu beach
Top News

More than 20 people rescued off Leeward Oahu beach

Honolulu Star-Advertiser logo
Unlimited access to premium stories for as low as $12.95 /mo.
Get It Now
  • COURTESY OCEAN SAFETY
                                Ocean Safety personnel rescued two dozen people who ran into trouble in waters off Kahe Point Beach Park in Leeward Oahu.

    COURTESY OCEAN SAFETY

    Ocean Safety personnel rescued two dozen people who ran into trouble in waters off Kahe Point Beach Park in Leeward Oahu.

Ocean Safety personnel rescued two dozen people who ran into trouble in waters off Kahe Point Beach Park in Leeward Oahu today.

The people rescued at the beach, also known as Electric Beach, were a mix of snorkelers, stand-up paddlers and kayakers, said Shayne Enright, spokeswoman of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department.

Though the surf was flat, Enright said there is a strong current there and there were high winds today.

Of the two dozen people, Ocean Safety rescued about eight people nearly a mile offshore.

There is no lifeguard tower at the beach. Lifeguards patrol the area on Jet skis and vehicles.

Enright reminded the public to know your limits and that the ocean can be very dangerous.

Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up